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Escapism (ARGREC13)




A collection of material recorded between 2008-2011. Some of these compositions were previously available for short periods of time, although many have not been released until now. This is to be considered as a compilation/retrospective, rather than a 'complete album'.
Enjoy.

As darkness descends and time quickens around me, I cannot escape escapism.

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I. All Doors Opened: Features samples from the Orson Welles film "The Stranger" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stranger_%281946_film%29).
II.Discovery: First half of the "DOA EP" (previously available on the Lithium Industries Soundcloud). Features samples from the Rudolph Maté film "D.O.A." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.O.A._%281950_film%29). After unknowingly ingesting a 'luminous toxin', a doomed man has only a few days left in order to determine who murdered him...
III. Confrontation: Second half of the "DOA EP". One of the final scenes before the end sequence of the movie, he confronts one of the architects of his eventual demise. Features (in my opinion) some of the best quotes of the movie.
IV. Sloth: A drone composition which may or may not have ended up on a netlabel compilation. Contains many segments from "The Empty Life" (http://www.archive.org/details/empty_life). Although the education film is about boredom, it also touches on themes of depression, repression, and despair. A slightly different version of this song is available on the deluxe edition of "Insomnia" (http://lithiumindustries.bandcamp.com/album/insomnia).
V. Eclipse: This was to be the second single on Witte Dood (http://wolvenpact.wordpress.com/wittedood/). Last I heard, they (supposedly) closed up shop.
VI. Dead Heart And Empty Shell: Inspired by the Beyond Sensory Experience album "The Dull Routine Of Existence".
VII. Going Nowhere Doing Nothing: A song considered for the "Sloth" compilation.
VIII. Lamentation: An older track from 2008.
IX. Alcubierre Metric: A drone work inspired by 'Alcubierre metric': a framework for faster-than-light travel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive#Alcubierre_Metric). The original segment was part of a remix composition featuring Jon 7's original material and John Lithium's supplemental remixing (http://www.archive.org/details/tmth-00E).
X. Timestream Tone: This is a slightly remixed version of synth tones and patterns confirmed to generate dream imagery regarding time and/or time travel. Your results may vary.
XI. Yet Another Fear: A dark ambient track from 2009.
XII. Psychic Negation (The Apostate): Previously planned to be a separate release under a different pseudonym, this is a longform dark ambient remix of the Insomnia album (in it's entirety).


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